PalmPictures & Arthouse Films and Curiously Bright Entertainment have jointlyacquired worldwide rights to the documentary Peter Beard: Scrapbooks FromAfrica & Beyond.

Jean-ClaudeLuyat and Guillaume Bond's picture profiles the celebrated diarist, artist andphotographer and is narrated by Charlotte Rampling.

Theproject features rare and never-before-seen footage of Mick Jagger, AndyWarhol, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, John F Kennedy Jr, Francis Bacon and JonasMekas, among others.

PalmPictures & Arthouse Films negotiated the deal with Lilly Bright ofCuriously Bright Entertainment along and James Crump of James Crump Productionson behalf of the producers.

Palmplans an early 2007 theatrical release follows by DVD roll-out on the ArthouseFilms label. Both Taschen Books and Empire Editions are preparing book editionsto be published near the time of the theatrical release.

CuriouslyBright Entertainment is an independent film finance, production &distribution company. Past projects include Asia Argento's The Heart IsDeceitful Above All Things, and Lying by M. Blash starring Chloe Sevigny.

Currentprojects include an adaptation of Martin Amis' novel London Fields and Jim Thompson's novel The Killer Inside Me.